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Radio FM Phase III applicants can get 49 per cent FDI after FIPB clearance

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NEW DELHI: Applicants in Phase III of FM Radio will be able to attract foreign direct investment, but the total direct and indirect investment including portfolio and FDI into the company will not exceed 49 per cent at the time of application and currency of licence.

In an announcement today, the Government said the company would be required the status of such foreign holding and it will have to certify that it is within 49 per cent on a yearly basis.

It was also clarified that any investment will have to be with the approval of the Foreign Investments Promotion Board.

The calculation of the direct or indirect foreign investments will be as per extant policy of the government.

This has been done today by an amendent in the Policy Guidelines for Phase III announced on 24 November last year.

While announcing a relaxation on FDI in the electronic media on 20 June 2016, the Government had not referred to radio.

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